Graves & Graves
Counselors at Law
Graves & Graves is a client-driven organization. We are a Houston, Texas-based law firm dedicated exclusively to providing comprehensive, global immigration solutions. We provide our clients with consistent legal services, analysis, and counsel to meet their needs in the most effective, time-sensitive manner.
Our professional team has a combined experience of over 65 years providing immigration advisory services to corporate and individual clients. All attorneys are licensed to practice and in good standing with the Texas State Bar.
The firm remains at the forefront of all developments in immigration law, policies, and procedures. Our team proactively provides updated immigration information to clients, specific to individual needs and objectives. We complement our legal expertise with the latest case management technology to enhance productivity, facilitate communication, and preserve data integrity.
Through sound legal advice and strategy, our firm consistently reaches successful immigration results.
We work with corporations, investors, and individuals to determine the most effective options based on an applicant's specific circumstances, visa eligibility, and current visa availability. For corporate clients, our expertise, staff resources, and case management infrastructure allow us to field high-volume requests. Our team promptly updates clients by creating custom reports to track case status and data.
Our firm has extensive experience with employment-based applications for national interest waivers, individuals of extraordinary ability in the medical and energy industries, multi-national immigrant petitions, and PERM Labor Certifications. In our case evaluation, a client's immediate and long-term objectives guide which visa category aligns best with their goals. We then support clients through each stage of their immigrant visa process.
CONSULAR & BORDER ISSUES
The complexity of consular and border issues requires a nuanced understanding that few firms can offer. Our team engages with consulates, border officials, and the government on behalf of clients to resolve complex legal matters. We often respond to requests for additional evidence and seek final resolution for cases that have remained extensively in administrative processing.
Ongoing policy changes require organizations to stay current and adapt operations. Our team also understands that efficient movement of personnel globally is critical to operations. We incorporate policy impacts into our counsel for multinational clients on their domestic and international workforce resources, so they can make timely, informed decisions and minimize disruption.
Individuals considered inadmissible to the U.S. may qualify for a waiver that would allow them to apply for status. Our success navigating this process for clients results from our distinct ability to foresee and resolve potential challenges. Our firm has specific expertise evaluating eligibility, identifying necessary evidence, and developing a targeted strategy for each case.
Our firm has considerable experience representing corporate clients with notices of inspection, I-9 audits, employer sanction negotiations, and customized employer compliance training manuals and workshops for internal Human Resources departments. We also provide custom training for e-Verify registration and compliance.
Our attorneys, legal assistants, and core staff have extensive expertise across the spectrum of immigration issues. We leverage this experience to provide actionable, custom
solutions for client needs.
Silvia Graves, Founding Partner, has practiced exclusively immigration law for over 33 years. Under her leadership, the firm has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of both corporate and individual clients.
Learn more about our team here.
Our News section highlights U.S. immigration policy and procedural updates relevant to our client stakeholders.
"Visas: National Interest Exemptions for Certain Professional Athletes and their Essential Staff and Dependents" - June 1, 2020, U.S. Department of State
"Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People's Republic of China" - May 29, 2020, The White House
"Department of Homeland Security Adds Brazil to List of Countries for COVID-19 Travel Restrictions" - May 27, 2020, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
"CBP Extends Temporary Closure of Trusted Traveler Program Enrollment Centers Until July 6" - May 26, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
"Presidential Proclamations on Novel Coronavirus"- May 26, 2020, U.S. Department of State
Our team understands the personal importance of clients' immigration matters. We offer consultations in-person, by phone, or by video conference to address client needs in the most time-sensitive manner.
When you connect with us, we consider it the beginning of a long-term relationship built on communication, transparency, and trust.
5599 San Felipe Street
Houston, Texas 77056
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